NCAA Football 11 Focus Outlined

Posted March 9th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

EA Sports has released a new blog, one that outlines the general philosophy and areas that have been concentrated on for NCAA Football 11. Though it doesn’t include any new reveals it does provide the opportunity to get a feel for the goals that the NCAA team is hoping to hit on this year. Those are cited as the core experience, authenticity, and innovation. You can check out the full blog posting here.

At the end of the day we all know what ultimately matters in a football video game is what happens on the field.  Controller in hand, heart pounding, clock running down, season on the line.  That’s where it all counts.  Running, blocking, passing, it all has to perform and perform well.   It’s the foundation upon which all other major game modes are built; dynasty, career, etc.   As a long time fan of NCAA Football, it’s clear that great core gameplay is fundamental to a great game experience.

I’ve mentioned it before, and it may considered as something under the “authenticity” unbrella, but I’ve found the most glaring element of the game to be lacking is emotion. That is part presentation, part atmosphere, part drama…all that have been missing this generation and especially stood out to me in NCAA 10. I’m not sure NCAA needs more in the way of “innovation” this year, lately the series has been used to introduce new modes and features more so than refining the gameplay and overall experience. Leave your thoughts on the blog and direction NCAA Football 11 is headed in the comments!